Spiritual Care

Spiritual Care Services coordinate a range of worship programs, services and guidance support to meet the needs of patients, families, staff and to ensure all religions and cultures are represented and celebrated at Ontario Shores. Ontario Shores promotes understanding and tolerance across all cultural belief systems and support patients’ spiritual and religious needs as they transition back to the community.

Christian Chaplains, Muslim Imam, Hindu Priests, Sikh Faith Leaders and an Indigenous Traditional Knowledge Keeper provide direct ministry for all patients on a regular basis. Faith Group contacts are available for all faith groups upon requests from Chaplains or the Spiritual Care Staff and Ontario Shores shift managers for after-hours spiritual care.

Spiritual Care Services supports the healing process of our patients by assisting them with exploring and developing a more intimate understanding of their spiritual life.

Chaplain Support
Part-time Chaplains visit each Patient Care Unit for a half day or full day per week. The purpose of each visit is to minister to the spiritual and religious needs of people and help them discover their spiritual resources.

Chaplains may also help in contacting and bringing in community and spiritual leaders, communities of faith and sponsored agencies on behalf of the patients and family members while they are in the hospital.

Multifaith Room Worship Schedule - Building 5, Level 2

 Sunday 1:30 p.m.  Worship **
 Monday 7:00 p.m.  Roman Catholic Mass
 Tuesday      1:30 p.m.  Worship ** (No worship services on the fourth Tuesday of the month)

* Bible Study: Please contact Spiritual Care for Bible Study dates and times as they may vary.
** Worship Services are provided by the following faiths on a rotational basis: Anglican, Full Gospel, and Pentacostal
*** Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Traditional Knowledge Faith Leaders are available by request. Please contact Spiritual Care for more information.

Spiritual Care Services

  • Prayer and worship
  • Religious celebrations
  • Memorial/bereavement support
  • Spiritual support
  • Musical entertainment
  • Bibles
  • Religious readings – multilingual
If you are interested in becoming a Spiritual Care volunteer, please complete our Volunteer Application Form.

Contact Information
Email: sparc@ontarioshores.ca
Contact Information: 905.430.4055 ext. 6286 (Spiritual Care office)
Email: volunteers@ontarioshores.ca
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.